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Submitted by Carole (Canada), Dec 16, 2003 at 21:07

How interesting the column on the man who lived in hiding from Saddam for decades
leaving his tiny, lonely space when the Americans brought freedom, at last, to the
Iraqi people. And at the same time, Saddam began his hiding from sight, running
from the people who he betrayed. The world must have been a sight to behold for
the man who spent so many years in hiding, a world Saddam is now facing,
a country full of people who have lost family members and lived in fear on their
best day.

I do belive he feels safer with the Americans, which certainly tells us something.
Madman that he is, he knows the Americans will not put him in a paper shredder.
and the Iraqi people just might, given the chance.

Yes, the Americans have stopped many dangerous regimes, sometimes in ways
not approved of, but who are we to say they were wrong? We, the people who
live our free and good lives. People with everything a person could want in a
material sense, sometimes mixing up what is really important to us and failing to
see how important American is to us all.

I wonder if fifty years from now the Iraqi people will be like the German and
French are now? Forgetting the peace they have is because of all the Allies in
the second world war? Will they learn? Will they remember? Does it matter?
Will they see how America had to give up treasure and money to bring them this
priceless gift? Probably not, we humans are strange, we can only feel graditude for
a short while it seems.

I read your interview on FrontPage and it was good, no fooling from Daniel, is there.
That is wonderful, speak out with the facts, the world needs to know them
Best,
Carole

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